The Barrayaran Imperial Star was a military decoration awarded to those had been injured during the fulfillment of duty. The decoration had various denominations and three classes: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Miles Vorkosigan thought that Imperial Stars awarded to him depended more on how much salt Illyan had sweated back at HQ during the particular missions they represented, than the amount of blood he personally had shed on the front lines. Miles himself had a row and half full of such medals. Lieutenant Vorberg's star was awarded as a result of his having had his legs cut off in battle.
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- Memory chapter 15